Join Ford’s Theatre Society resident curator Tracy Avant as she walks through Silent Witnesses, a limited-engagement display at the Center for Education and Leadership on the Ford’s Theatre campus.
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The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and to commemorate Ford’s Theatre is holding special events for the entirety of those two days—36 hours straight—in honor of Lincoln’s legacy. We spoke with Patrick to get more insight on what to expect and why President Lincoln is still relevant today.
Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.
Abraham Lincoln‘s words and philosophies have manifested themselves throughout our programming for Ford’s 150. In past Ford’s seasons, actors have tackled the role of Abe himself.In this post, actors share their experiences embodying the beloved president.
One of the first things you may have learned about President Lincoln was that he was honest. To many kids, and even some adults, Abraham Lincoln remains “Honest Abe.” His honesty, humor and intelligence—these are just a few of the qualities that make him a source of inspiration for many Americans.
From Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration to the upcoming exhibition, Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln’s custom-made great coat has journeyed from Ford’s Theatre and back again. Over the past 150 years, the Brooks Brothers coat has collected many stories. Find out more in this month’s Museum Feature.
April 14, 2015, will mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre. Whether or not you can travel to participate in the commemorative events, we’re offering a number of ways you can help us honor Lincoln in your community this spring.
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